Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions/answers that we are frequently asked. If you have additional questions that aren't covered here, please feel free to give us a call at (715) 339-2605.
- What are the Hospital hours?
Our hospital is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Emergency services available throughout the week.
- Do I need to have an appointment?
Yes, patients are seen by appointment.
- What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express.
- Can I make payments?
Payment is required at the time of service.
- At what age can I have my pet spayed or neutered?
Spaying or neutering can be done at approximately 6 months of age for small to medium dogs as well as cats. Recent research suggests waiting until sexual maturity in our large to giant breed dogs. This research indicates that early spays and neuters in these size dogs leads to increase risk of arthritis in the future. Current vaccinations are required at the time of surgery. Also a pre-anesthetic blood screen is required prior to undergoing anesthesia and surgery.
- What is the pre-anesthetic blood screening?
This is a blood test that is run here in the clinic prior to surgery. It tests the organ functions, blood counts and clotting function of your pet. The pre-anesthetic blood screening is done to assure safety during surgery and the ability to heal following surgery.
- How long do the sutures stay in after my pet's surgery?
Procedures involving sutures require them to be removed in 14 days following the surgery.
- Is it a good idea to let my pet have at least one litter?
No, there is no advantage to letting your pet have one litter. However there are plenty of advantages to having you pet spayed or neutered. These advantages include decreasing the chances of breast tumors later in life, decreasing the chance of cystic ovaries and uterine infections later in life. Also certain behavioral characteristics such as wandering and dominance behaviors can be reduced by altering your pet at the appropriate age.
- Do you board pets?
No, we do not board pets but we can make recommendations!